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>> a man innocently walking in the east village is attacked with a knife. the slashing the latest in a string of random attacks. subway riders beware. tomorrow morning n train platforms will be shut down for more than a year. what it means for your commute. good morning i'm sandra bookman. >> i'm joe torres. we begin with winter weather. snowfalling tonight. a heavy coating left behind in long island. it's made roads slick and caused a minor accident. overnight the temperatures plunge more. >> jeff smith tweeted out a potential for icy roads. he's here now.
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this was the first measurable snowfall of the season. about 1.5 inches on the island and sta ten island about a half inch. waretown had about two inches. middle sect county with about an inch. the problem is temperatures are at or below freezing region wide. any wet spots on untreated surfaces are liable to freeze over. 27 in morris town and at belmar. the last of the snow flakes have left eastern parts of long island. there may be another snow shower as an arctic cold front slices in from the north and west and that snow shower can move through around 3 or 4:00 a.m. in the meantime icy patches can develop any time overnight. just be mindful. the snow shower can cause additional slick spots and a
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produce visibility and by morning it's about the cold biting wind. 20s will feel more like 10 degrees and doesn't get much better during the day tomorrow. we also have the possibility of a more significant storm down the pike in your accuweather 7-day forecast coming up in a little bit. >> thank you, jeff. before you head out tomorrow, make sure you check out accu track weather alert app. get all the details about the cold and the snow to get ready for your day. we turn now to a developing story. an agreement in the battle over new york city's carriage horses. according to the city council, it will reduce the number of licensed horses from approximately 180 to 110 by december 1st. it requires a stable be built within central park by october 1, 2018. for more on the agreement click
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a man slashed in the face in broad daylight. police say the attack was random. it happened on east 6 street in the east village. the victim was rushed to the hospital. this comes after two other random slashings. one in chelsea and one in the east tremont section of the bronx. darla miles is in the east village tonight. >> reporter: sandra, that slashing happened here on east 6th street just about where i'm standing. a man was slashed on his right side and his back and was rushed to bellevue hospital. this happened just near coopers square as you mentioned on east 6th street in the east village. police say saturday afternoon around 4:30 the victim was walking down the street looking at his cell phone with his headphones on and he was knocked to the ground. they say it was when he got up he realized he had blood on his face. i spoke with some eye witnesses who were out here who came out after they heard the sirens and
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ground. >> it's behind the white car under the road on the corner. i don't know what happened. . >> the suspect has been described as a male between 20s and 30s. he's about 5-foot 3, 150 pounds. at the time of the incident the victim described him as wearing cap. the suspect has not been identified. if you have any information, please call crime stoppers. reporting live in the east village, darla miles channel 7 eye witness news. >> thank you. major inconvenience when a power outage shout down the air trains. port authority spokeswoman says the system lost power for about three hours. the buses had to be used to shuttle people from the train station in the parking lots and many of the folks were stuck on trains for quite a long time.
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train talked to us and shared her video. >> the only thing that i -- nobody ever really tell us what was going on. >> trapped passengers once freed were told they had to walk along the air train track to the nearest station. the port authority says it's investigating the cause of the power no injuries were reported. secretary clinton knows what she says is disingenuous. >> he has voted with the nra, with the gun lobby numerous times. >> came off. hillary clinton and bernie sanders take aim in the democratic debate before the iowa caucus. in the debate they took on issue froms gun control to health care and at some point all the candidates were on the defensive. elizabeth her has details.
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before the voting starts in iowa, the three democratic presidential candidates sparred on stage in south carolina with former maryland governor martin omalley giveing it all to stay alive. hillary clinton and bernie sanders are in a tight battle to win the first contest. on this night the first issue tackled, gun control. >> he has voted with the nra, with the gun lobby numerous times. he voted against the brady bill five times. >> secretary hillary knows what she says is disingenuous. i have a d minus voting record from the nra. >> reporter: they discussed the economy and health care. >> i want us to defend and build on the affordable care act and improve it. >> my proposal provides health care to all people, get private
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>> reporter: the two also remain civil and finding common ground on other issues. >> there needs to be a concerted effort to address the racism in our justice system. >> whenever someone is killed in our police custody it should trigger an attorney general's investigation. >> reporter: so now it's onto the iowa caucus where the race is tied between hillary can and bernie but nationally hillary is ahead by 25 points. investigators have charged a driver in a deadly accident in new jersey that killed a 6-year-old boy. that boy and his mother were walking yesterday in highland park when a car jump it had curb and struck the pair. cam crouse was pronounced dead.
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shang wang with two counts of aggravated assault. also in new jersey, family and friends mourning the loss of 22-year-old davorise. mourners had to watch the service on monitors toudz chapel. his car was pulled from the river last night and her body was inside. family members say she suffered from seizures. s. . several americans are missing in iraq. the three missing americans are not members of the military. they are civilian contractors. a spokesman says the u.s. is working in full cooperation to locate them. three americans once
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germany tonight. this is the first image of jason resion being greeted by a state department official who helped negotiate his release. also and pastor saeed. a fourth american man part of the exchange deal decided to stay in iran. as part of that swap, the u.s. has released seven iranians including one who lived on sta ten island. big changes tomorrow for so many subway riders in brooklyn. several manhattan bound platforms will shut down for renovations and they won't reopen for more than a year. what will it mean for you? sefan kim is in borough park tonight. >> reporter: if you take the n train to and from work, the end of the line in brooklyn you may
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this one might hurt a little for riders in brooklyn. service disruptions caused by swallow. the reaction is pretty much what you would expect. >> it's ridiculous. >> wow. >> that's ridiculous. >> reporter: starting monday crews will begin work on nine stops between 8th avenue to 86th street knocking out manhattan bound service for 14 months. you heard that right. 14 months. when that's done no brooklyn bound service for another 14 months. >> that's crazy. >> reporter: ken and mitchell just moved to brooklyn because of the easy commute. now not happy. >> i have to walk farther to get to another station in the winter when it's cold. >> what can i do, you know? >> reporter: they built temporary platforms to provide
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bay parkway stops so they don't have to backtrack just to get into manhattan. the mta says this work is long overdue crumbling overpasses, old outdated flat forms and stairways and much needed updates and all kinds of other safety improvements and some of the stations. >> it'll probably be 17 months closer to 20 months and then they'll flip it around. yeah, it's a mess. >> reporter: the mta points out it's been about a hundred years since the stations repair work done. sooner or later it had to get done. the service changes start tomorrow. we'll have more information on this project and links on how to plan your commute on www.abc7 a muslim man viciously attacked in the bronx.
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and what the suspect said as they attacked. homeless shelter. we'll tell you why a man opened fire. and a satellite launched
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in a facebook post they warn the interference could put people live's at risk. this is a federal crime and you will be prosecuted as such. please help us spread this post before someone dies in the line of duty because they couldn't make the necessary radio transmission. a man hunt in philadelphia after a deadly shooting at a homeless shelter. a man was kicked out because he was drunk. when he returned at 6 this morning he got into an argument with an employee, pulled out a gun and opened fire. two shelter workers were hit and one of them died. down south, two tornados roared through central florida overnight. a couple died as they slept when one twister hit their mobile home. their adult son and four grandchildren were hurt but survived. another tornado hit the beach community of see siesat key. one woman was pull frommed the
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one salmonella step for man and a setback for space x. the falcon nine rocket successfully delivered an ocean monitoring satellite into orbit. however, it toppled over upon landing on a barge because one of the support legs didn't lock as planned. two previous attempts to land a rocket in the barge in the atlantic also failed. a warning in connecticut about the new zeca virus that can affect newborns. a career mile stone for david bowie days after his death. tony stewart caught on camera going after a fan. what caused him to lose control? an arctic chill to start the workweek and the nor'easter that
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david bowie's final album released two days before his death debuted at number one on the billboard 200 chart. the magazine says it's the late british musician's first number one album. bowie died one week ago after an 18-month battle with cancer. >> that's a nice tribute to a legendary artist for sure. all right, jeff, get us prepared for the icy tundra of this week. >> we finally have some interesting stuff to talk about in the accuweather forecast.
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i'm a weather switzerland over here. >> he's the happy one. >> we do have bitter cold for tomorrow and tuesday and the prospect of something maybe more significant by late in the week and into early next week. we head outside and take a look towards the skating rink in central park filled with skaters that temperature 31. the wind is calm and the wind is picking up later tonight after the arctic cold front moves on by 3 or 4 in the morning. the high actually got up to 42. that was after midnight last night and got down to 30 at one point this evening. there can be slick spot with spotty snow showers with the arctic cold front behind it. it's a bitter blast of air and wind and cold. it'll feel like the single numbers and teens with the wind.
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late in the week. we're talking late friday and friday night into saturday would be the impact around here. it's very early in the game and the placement of that storm is going to make all the difference in the world. that's still uncertain at this point. 28 in morris town and all the way down to 21 at tom's river. this is why any wet spots on the roadway and untreated surfaces can quickly freeze overnight with temperatures getting that low and the other little batch of snow showers in pennsylvania that can move on through right around 5 or 6 in the morning here in new york city and a quick snow shower and behind that front very cold. temperatures failing to get out of the 20s during the day. here's the accuweather forecast, increasing wind later. shower in spots. 25 for a low and 25 at sunrise at 7:17. some clouds and cold. a biting wind. driving windchills down to 10 degrees during the daylight hours tomorrow.
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flurry at any point as a matter of fact. it's windy and cold tomorrow night. sub zero windchills at times north and west of the city. we're down to 19 for a low in midtown. here's the accuweather 7-day forecast. bright and bitter on tuesday as we have that flow from the north and the west. highs 10 to 20 degrees below normal. on wednesday not as harsh. upper 30s on thursday and friday we watch the storm to the south and right now it could bring snow in here friday night and into the day on saturday. that would be the time frame of that storm's effects around here and we would clear out for sunday and warm things up for 41 degrees. a lot to watch this week and we're going to keep you updated all week on our web site and right here on channel 7. >> thank you, jeff. laura behnke up next with sports. >> last weekend it was every single road team winning in the wild card for the first time ever.
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it was all about the home teams, even if in denver they had to come from behind to find a way to hold off the steelers. the home team in carolina built
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two veteran quarterbacks from two football crazy towns doing battle today. >> yes, it's going to get more fun next weekend. peyton manning's season has been anything but smooth. today he had another shot to prove he can get it done when it matters most. the top seed broncos hosted the today. it was up to some of the backups like fitzgerald. game. roby forces the fumble and that led to this. the bronco's only touchdown of the game. the one yard score and the two point conversion was good. the steelers running out of chances.
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denver defense was dominant. >> you knew you would get a great effort by them. i have a lot of respect for coach tomlin and the way they get their teams prepared and it was the game we thought it was going to be. it's satisfying to get a win. >> it was one of the most anticipated games in the nfc. the panthers meeting the two time defending conference champions, the seahawks. winner keeps the super bowl hopes alive. this one really all about two different halves. first half all panthers. it was 14-0 early and got worse for seattle. cam newton hooking up with greg olsen. the panthers lead 31-0 at halftime. it was all seattle after the break. russell wilson to jermaine kearse for the score.
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carolina taking control 31-24 the panthers survive and they'll face arizona for the title. >> we didn't prove nothing. we already knew how we had to play. we're just trying to get cool points from you guys because i know you guys didn't pick us. it's all right. >> i have a hat kind of just like that. then there were four. the conference championships are set. it's the one seeds versus the two seeds with the patriots and broncos battles in the afc championship and the panthers and cardinals meeting for the nfc title. the odds favor a carolina new england super poul. the rangers haven't been consistent these days. tonight attempting to start their first win streak in nearly two months. the capitals are first in the division for a reason. it was an especially happy
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and now, governor cuomo's task force is doing what's right. state tests don't unfairly count against students. and test scores won't be used in teacher evaluations. less testing. greater focus on learning. that's a start, but there's more to do. let's work together to support sensible and fair learning standards that help every child -- in every neighborhood -- succeed. to with their moms along for the ride on the team's first ever mom trip, the rangers were on their best behavior. would they be playing their best hockey? tonight trying to make it a weekend sweep as they visit the capitals. rangers making a move.
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the capitals on the power play and alexander ovechkin gets the equalizer there. things get out of hand in a hurry. the caps score twice in over a minute. 5-2 the rangers fall and split their weekend back to back. also this evening the islanders hosting the canucks. ryan stroem tieing things up and it went to a shootout where the canucks was the only player to find the back of the net. the isles fall. matt barnes and derek fisher may have ignored each other yesterday but barnes is facing punishment today. the nba announced a $35,000 fine for the grizzly's veteran after what the league determined to be inappropriate comments that he made in the days leading up to the game about the knicks' head coach. the two were involved in an ugly altercation surrounding barnes' estranged wife.
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game on the road is never easy and wins are hard to come by. uconn showing character as they traveled to houston. houston on a run and they led by 7 at halftime. the huskies would make a charge. second half and sterling giggs for the lead. 69-57 and huskies the come from behind win. they hang on for the third american conference victory. finally after years of waiting bronco's thomas was able to see her son play in person. she spent 15 years in prison on a nonviolent drug charge. in july smith's sentence was commuted by president obama and released in november and spent time in a halfway house and now with her travel restrictions up she was able to make the trip. peyton manning gave the game ball to thomas to give to his proud mom. she saw a good game.
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thank you, lauren. attacked because of his religion. a muslim man speaks out about a vicious assault and what leaders are doing to stop the attacks. a police officer in utah shot and killed while responding to a car crash. who opened fire as the officer tried to help? a fire dispatcher in trouble for not answering eme this price can't be right... that's the right price! it's that low. what other things on this list can't be right?" looks like a list of can't be right's." seriously? at stop&shop, prices are down. savings are up. my stop&shop.
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after someone slashed him in the face and back in the east village. he was walking yesterday near cooper's square when the suspect attacked. the victim was taken to bellevue hospital. the suspect has not been identified. an agreement has been reached on new york city's carriage horses. the deal will reduce the number of horses by the end of this year and establish a central park stable by 2018. starting tomorrow, nine manhattan bound platforms along the n subway line in brooklyn will be shut down for repairs. only two platforms will be open. the repairs are scheduled to last for 14 months. top thing news this half hour, a rally and town hall meeting set for this week in the bronx after a hate crime. >> suspects viciously attack a man because she's muslim. tonight the search continues for the suspects as community leaders come together to try and stop the hate.
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kemberly richardson has details. >> i'm outaged. i won't rest until we catch them. >> reporter: the chaos in the minutes after the attack. this video captures an ambulance rushes to get to the 43-year-old. he ended up in the hospital with a possible broken rib. cuts, swelling and bruises on his head, face and arm. the father of three told me what he believes sparked all of this. >> i believe as a muslim they hate us, they hate me and that's what they did. >> reporter: you see friday evening around 5:30 he was wearing what he has on now, traditional clothing. he had come here to pick up his 9-year-old niece from school. as he walked out of hand in hand with the little girl he says two men wearing ski masks came up behind him and
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all the time yelling one specific thing. the words isis and muslim. he'll never forget it. neither will his niece. she witnessed the beating that left her uncle badly injure and had at one point unconscious on the sidewalk. >> blood was running nonstop on the nose and up here. >> reporter: the suspects took off without taking a single thing from him. despite what happened he tells me he will not change what he wears or where he goes. >> to be attacked this way and to attack someone because of their faith is something that we cannot tolerate in this community. >> reporter: in fact on tuesday folks in this community plan to hold a protest about what happened. investigators with the hate crime task force are investigating this case. in the sound view section, kemberly richardson channel 7 eye witness news. new at 11, a police officer
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shot by a suspect who was later killed by police. the officer was helping to search for a man and a woman accident. the officer was shot in the head and later died at the hospital. shortly after that, he shot the male suspect -- the male suspect, rather, was killed in a officers. an officer injured in the gun battle has undergone surgery. improving. that woman is still on the run. disturbing news north of the city. authorities in west chester county charge a man with the murder of his mother. police say andre coverdale killed his mother, 50-year-old dawn mccrea in her apartment in younkers yesterday. she stabbed mccrea multiple times. security guards had detained coverdale and called the police after a domestic dispute.
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hosting a party for nearly 100 underaged drinkers. police received calls about a loud party last night at a home in hewlett bay park. they saw between 75 and 100 underage party goers drinking alcoholic beverages. she was charged with violating the state social post law. a man is in the hospital after he fell down an elevator shaft at a new jersey transit station. it happened at the albany street station before 6:00 this morning. investigators say the man leaned against the elevator door and it opened. the man fell about 30 feet. it took about an hour for rescuers to pull him out. crews have isolated a water main break in the bronx. they spent the night working to repair it and there's still no timetable on when residents will have the service restored.
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main this morning near east 167th street in rivers end and james polite avenue. it bubbled through the pavement and down the street. eventually flooding several nearby homes and the basement of a school. the water has reseeded and the streets are closed. a flight that started at newark airport was diverted to virginia. it was headed to dominican republic. about two hours into the flight the right engine shut down. the crew manage today restart it but decided to divert to norfolk out of caution. the passengers continued onto the dominican republic on another aircraft. following the first positive test of zeca virus in the u.s. connecticut is asking health care providers to report any suspected cases of the mosquito born viral infection. the state department of public
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no reported cases of the virus in connecticut. a baby born in hawaii tested positive for it. neither the infant nor the mother are contagious. a campaign to fix cell phone dead zones in new york city and on long island. >> in a crowded area like the metropolitan area with all the money we pay for cell phone service there should be so many places where calls are dropped and dropped in the same place over and over and over again. >> senator charles schumer wants new yorkers to e-mail his office if they find areas where cell phone service is repeatedly dropping off. he says the cell phone companies have told him they'll try to fix dead zones reported by customers. his office will accumulate the reports and present them and demand they eliminate the dead zones. the flow of sweet love from a brooklyn factory will be ending.
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manufacturing will end this year. the family owned company says it will remain in brooklyn where it started but all manufacturing will take place in other parts of the country. that means about 300 people will lose their jobs. when you call 911 you expect someone to answer. tonight the dispatcher in trouble for what she was doing instead of answering emergency calls. and a firsthand look as a firefighter rushes into a burning building to save a
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volunteers in tennessee gathered in below freezing temperatures to help look for a missing boy. 2-year-old noah chamber disappeared thursday afternoon while walking with his grandmother and sister. hundreds of people showed up yesterday to help search for him. today the local sheriff asked for help again. many are also spreading the word tag find noah. looks like. what it takes to rescue a family from a burning building. >> grab both sides. keep going. keep going.
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pro captured the rescues in central california. the fire was contained to a stairwell in the building. the apartment building filled with smoke and everyone made it out safely. a 911 dispatcher in florida disciplined tonight for failing to answer the phone. people tried calling in a medical emergency but the phone just rang and rang and rang. so what was she doing? ordering pizza. >> let me have one slice of cheese pizza. let me have a lunch special. >> reporter: tonight a broward county dispatcher taking heat after calling for pizza on the clock. she's ordering lunch for the office. >> the doctor couldn't hold him up. >> reporter: an emergency at this office. multiple employees tried calling after a patient faints and no one answers. >> first they called from their
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phone and no answer. other people tried calling and nobody picked up. >> reporter: the dispatcher on her eight minute call putting in her long order. >> all the fixings. >> reporter: five and a half minutes in she's asking for final orders. >> can you hold on for me one second? >> reporter: seven minutes in she seems distracted. the sheriff's department she violated policy and was disciplined. don't let the phone keep ringing. call the nearest police station and you can also try texting. so those urgent calls don't get overlooked. tony stewart is in hot water again.
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tony stewart is in hot water for taking on a fan that heckled him. the face to face confrontation caught on camera. mary bruce has the story. >> reporter: it's the kind of drama racing fans expect to see on the track. nascar super star tony stewart storming in the fans caught on tape in a heated clash with a heckler. the three time champion is hot headed. he was fined $25,000 in 2014 and placed on probation for slamming into a competitor in this post race. >> one of the skills to be a public figure is to develop a thick skin. tony has never been that kind of guy. >> reporter: the latest outburst comes as stewart faces a
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accused of losing his temper and driving wrecklessly before striking and killing kevin ward jr.. >> i know in my heart that it was 100% an accident. >> reporter: stewart has yet to comment on the new incident. the fan involved is being investigated by his department to determine if he acted inappropriately. mary bruce, abc news, washington. >> you think fan wills heckle him again down the road? yeah, that's coming. >> all right, jeff. >> no heckling you. >> i was about to ask. >> heckling before on social media or anything like that but we're just going to continue the pattern we've had where the early week is bitterly cold. same thing will be happening monday into tuesday and tomorrow into tuesday. temperatures in the 20s and windchills around 10 degrees all day long.
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view outside of our studios and the car stopped at the intersection and has a little bit of snow on the top of it. the roads are in recent shape but watch out. if there's any wet spots on untreated roads they'll be freezing overnight. 31 right now and cloudy skies. the wind is calm. next seven hours temperatures falling down to 29 by 5:00 a.m. and falling more by 6:00 a.m. to 27 and look at the wind. really starting to pick up as we head towards dawn coming in sustained at 19 miles per hour early tomorrow morning as that arctic boundary moves on by. with that, icy patches at any time overnight especially if you have some accumulating snow during the day today and wet spots on the roadways. snow shower can cause additional slick spots late tonight and probably after about 3 or 4:00 a.m. that's with the arctic front moving by and it's about a cold biting wind by dawn and 20s
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and it won't feel any warmer during the daylight hours of tomorrow. snowfall during the day today. it was the first measurable snow for a lot of the region of the season. central park under a half an inch. nassau county had 1.3 snow and monmouth county and waretown with a couple inches. 27 down the shore and we're awaiting this front to move on by later on tonight and that will cause a snow shower or two in a few spots and it'll bring in colder air with 25 and a biting wind out there will make it feel like 10 during much of the afternoon. windy and cold and could be a flurry at times and windy and cold tomorrow night. 19 in midtown and sub zero windchills at times as we head into areas north and west of new york city. here's the accuweather 7-day forecast. another bitterly cold day
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with the wind it'll feel 10. not as harsh on wednesday. clouds increase friday and we're watching a storm system to the south. a coastal storm and there could be snow friday night into saturday before we clear out by sunday. amy freeze in for bill evans with much more on that prospect coming up in the morning. >> thank you, jeff. thank you for staying up with us. i'm sandra bookman. >> i'm joe torres. eye witness news returns tomorrow at 4:30. dunkin' donuts' unbelievable selection of breakfast sandwiches freshly made all day -- and now you can enjoy two english muffin egg and cheese breakfast sandwiches for $4.
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